Services for FIC students
Here's what the SFU Student Learning Commons can offer you.
Free workshops every semester on writing, learning & studying, and English skills
Find a workshop that matches your interests, academic needs, and schedule. Sign up in advance to guarantee a spot. Most workshops are 50 minutes long. Frequently offered workshops include
- Analyze This! From Summary to Critical Writing
- Structuring Ideas Through Grammar
- Speaking Effectively
- Getting the Most From Your Textbooks.
Self-serve guides, videos, and the Assignment Calculator
Check out the SLC's website for guides on
- learning and studying (time-management, note-taking, reading)
- writing for university
- revising and editing techniques
- English language skills.
Use the Assignment Calculator to help you plan out a writing assignment and get it in on time.
View SLC academic videos to get step-by-step help on key academic skills.
Old school, hard copy handouts
Stop by the SLC at SFU Burnaby, Vancouver, or Surrey for paper copies of guides, including tips and strategies to help with many popular writing, learning, and English language topics.
We may pop up in your classes!
SLC custom workshops focus on specific research, critical readings, and/or writing skills for your particular assignments and courses. You can ask your instructor if any Library or SLC workshops are planned for your class.
Some limitations on services to FIC students
As an FIC student, you are not able to
- have individual writing, learning, or English conversation consultations at the SLC
- get online writing feedback through WriteAway.ca
- get co-curricular record credit (CCR) for SLC workshops.
After transferring to SFU, you will be fully eligible to use all these SLC services!
For information on the Library's services to FIC students, see Services & Resources for Fraser International College (FIC) Students.
Download a printer-friendly poster detailing services for FIC students.
Support for FIC instructors and faculty
As FIC instructors and faculty, you are welcome to request workshops tailored to a specific assignment. Simply fill in our survey--FIC Request for Research & Writing Workshops--and a staff member from the Library or SLC will be in touch with you to confirm details.